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  • A motel is a hotel designed for motorists, and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles. They are common in the United States.
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  • A roadside hotel designed primarily for motorists, typically having the rooms arranged in a low building with parking directly outside
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Cheap Motels and a Hot Plate: An Economist's Travelogue
Cheap Motels and a Hot Plate: An Economist's Travelogue
The road trip is a staple of modern American literature. But nowhere in American literature, until now, has a left-wing economist hit the road, observing and interpreting the extraordinary range and spectacle of U.S. life, bringing out its conflicts and contradictions with humor and insight.
Disillusioned with academic life after thirty-two years teaching economics, Michael D. Yates took early retirement in 2001, with a pension account that had doubled during the frenzy of the late 1990s. He and his wife Karen sold their house, got rid of their belongings, and have moved around the country since then, often spending months at a time on the road. Michael and Karen spent the summer of 2001 in Yellowstone National Park, where Michael worked as a hotel front-desk clerk. They moved to Manhattan for a year, where he worked for Monthly Review. From there they went to Portland, Oregon, to explore the Pacific Northwest. After five months of travel in Summer and Fall 2004, they settled in Miami Beach. Ahead of the 2005 hurricane season, they went back on the road, settling this time in Colorado.
Cheap Motels and a Hotplate is both an account of their adventures and a penetrating examination of work and inequality, race and class, alienation and environmental degradation in the small towns and big cities of the contemporary United States.

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The Buffalo Motel, if I'm not mistaken. What I'm not mistaken about is that I stayed here once. I was doing the "US-12 Yard Sale", one of those "longest" yard sale deals. It was late, couldn't find much available, so I stayed here. It was... umm, "interesting". The room was tiny, tired and the people next door were downright strange. (and had an amazing collection of empty beer cans going in a box outside their door) Got a decent night's sleep, but I doubt I'd stay there again. Hey, that's just how it goes sometimes. Staying in the old "mom-n-pop" motels can be an adventure sometimes, but I do so love 'em. Much more interesting than any beige-box chain motel could ever hope to be. In this case though, I could have done with a tiny bit less "interesting". (laugh) Yes, that's a neon sign build onto a plywood body. "Interesting".
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TIP: When a motel advertises "PHONES" -- it is likely not a great place to stay. In this case, while they did have a phone in the room, when I asked how to dial long distance the desk clerk responded, "We don't have that here." When we inquired about the "Free Continental Breakfast" the next morning they said, "Not today." If you look closely at the upper left hand corner of the sign, left of the word "The", you'll see a "AAA" logo, which has been painted over -- probably in 1722. Thanks to this "family owned and operated" motel we had a memorable night. The only problem with traveling without a game plan is that it's sometimes hard to find a decent motel. Usually, it's worth it, but this place made me reconsider. If you're overnighting in Lancaster, PA, you've been warned.

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